Interpersonal, Social & Practical Skills for Success in Life, School & the Workplace

For Ages 15 - 17

Center4SpecialNeeds is offering a new program called Tools For Teens, which is designed to educate teenagers with developmental disabilities about the interpersonal and practical skills to succeed in life, school and the workplace. This program is appropriate for independent individuals who do not require one-on-one support.


Instructor: Pamela Bamerio
MS in Educational Psychology & Counseling, CSUN

Benefits of the Tools For Teens Program:

  • Promotes increased self-awareness which results in more positive social interactions and a higher level of self-esteem
  • Provides a supportive environment to practice vital social skills and build relationships with peers, which leads to increased social competence and personal fulfillment
  • Focused instruction of crucial interpersonal skills results in the knowledge required to achieve and maintain success in personal, scholastic and professional settings
  • Provides the necessary foundation teens must possess before graduating into our comprehensive job skills programs, Work it Out! and the Young Adult Mentor Program, which they will have to opportunity to join upon reaching adulthood
  • Qualifying Tools for Teens participants will have the opportunity to volunteer in our office to practice newly acquired skills and gain valuable experience to list on a resume

Center4SpecialNeeds work it out program


Summer 2019 Session!

1:30pm to 5:30pm - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 

Part A: July 16 to July 25 | Part B: July 30 to August 1

This program is broken down into two parts:

Part A: Interpersonal & Social Skills
22 Hours | $295  

  • Developing Self Awareness
  • Importance of a Positive Mental Attitude and Adaptability
  • Emotional Regulation & Stress Reduction
  • Communication Styles & Strategies
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Problem Solving & Critical Thinking
  • Decision Making
  • Time Management & Goal Setting
  • Building & Maintaining Friendships

Part B: Practical Skills
12 Hours | $165  

  • Study Skills
  • Utilizing Online Resources
  • Career Exploration
  • Directing your Path After High School
  • Safety Seminar

Purchase both parts for $450 (save $10!)

Partial scholarships, payment plans, and individual coaching sessions are available upon request.  

Classes held at:
Center4SpecialNeeds for Growth & Development
1337 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., #200
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
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